It is now Thursday evening, 20th January

Our day started really early as the car was being collected at 7am or thereabouts. As is always the case when I know I have to be up early, I catnap all night so haven’t slept much.
Hubby was up at 5.30 and I was also awake, though tried to get back to sleep. I gave up an hour or so later and just lay in bed thinking about the coming day and a variety of other things going round in my head at the moment.

Our young lad arrived at 7.15 and we suggested he leave his car on our drive rather than in the road which can be quite busy sometimes and is pretty narrow outside our house.
We had a phone call at 8.30 to say the car was done and would be dropped off in the next 10 minutes. To say we were impressed was an understatement!
Now having the rest of the day free, we’ve had a field trip, mainly looking for something called Adblue which helps with our emissions. Hubby found the reservoir for it when he was checking the spare wheel yesterday and we had no idea it was there, or what it was for! Manuals come in handy, so having read up on it we decided to get some today so that we could ‘top up’. This is done anyway when the car is serviced. I’ll come back to that….

Tesco’s website said they stocked it, but sadly not here, hence our field trip. Oh well, having a shiny car for 24 hours was nice. Unfortunately the larger store didn’t have it either but we needed to fuel up and Hubby noticed it in the garage shop. Sussed, and he bought a four litre container for £6.50.
Once home, topping up was not as straightforward as we thought and we needed a funnel, so I walked up the road and got one for 59p.
It didn’t do very much, certainly not in the top up stakes, so we reread the manual and found it was a 17 litre tank, and good for 12, 500 miles. Well, whaddayaknow! Our mileage this morning when it went in for its MOT (and I kid you not) was 12, 345.
However, servicing should have topped it up, but we don’t think anyone did because the mileage was so low, only 6250 when we bought the car last April.
So, now having a mini panic that we might run out (and then the car wouldn’t start apparently though we’d seen no warning lights to say levels were low), we rang round to find some more as it was available in 10 litre containers too.
What an eye opener for rip off.

The usual places were out of stock, and another could get some by Saturday for about £15. We decided to ring garages we’ve used, and one quoted us £15 for 5 litres, so £30 for ten. I don’t think so, then Hubby found a car spares place and they wanted £7 for ten litres, though they only had two container left.
We got in the car and got there about 10 minutes before they closed. Seems the price was misquoted and it was £10.50 for ten litres, but that was still miles better than what we’d found elsewhere, so we bought them both. Hubby will fill the reservoir with one of those tomorrow and we will indeed ascertain if top ups were done when serviced. When we have her serviced in a month or so, it will be the fourth, so it should have been done at least once!

Keep safe and take care everyone.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to It is now Thursday evening, 20th January

  1. Liz says:

    Excellent service, by the sounds of it. I would have been impressed of that time frame too.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I take it you passed the inspection… Sounds like my “run-around” looking for ice melting crystals.

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